Medela Named Company of the Year and Recognized with Healthcare Leadership, Best Product and Social Media Awards
McHenry, Ill., Dec. 19, 2013 – Medela is honored to announce it has been recognized by leading health and industry organizations in several different areas, including company of the year in healthcare leadership, best breastpump products and accessories, and best social networking. The honors were bestowed by March of Dimes, American Baby, TheBump.com, and eHealthcare Strategy.
“Medela continues our commitment to provide tools that benefit mothers’ successful breastfeeding,” says Carolin Archibald, president of Medela, Inc. “We continue to focus our efforts to put mom and baby at center of everything we do. This year, we are excited to have expanded our online community of moms and digital communications to support breastfeeding and improve infant health. These efforts are increasingly important as the healthcare landscape is changing rapidly and our mom community deserves the most up-to-date information on breastfeeding and coverage of breastfeeding support under the Affordable Care Act. The ability to access the education and support needed to help moms succeed and babies thrive is critical. It is an honor and our mission to support both.”
Company of the Year
In recognition of Medela’s efforts to support breastfeeding research and women and infant health, the March of Dimes named Medela 2013 Company of the Year and honored Medela with a prestigious Jonas Salk Health Leadership Award. This award is given to maternal and infant health professionals and organizations in five key disciplines: healthcare management, physician, nurse, research and public and community health. Its intent is to recognize organizations that continue the legacy of the March of Dimes mission of improving the health of babies and to celebrate the success of Dr. Jonas M. Salk, who developed the Salk vaccine for polio with March of Dimes funding. Visit the March of Dimes website to read more about the award. http://www.marchofdimes.com/illinois/news_11330.html
Best Breastpump of the Year
The Medela Pump In Style Advanced (PNSA) breastpump line was recognized by American Baby Magazine, a sister publication of Parents Magazine, as the best breastpump of the year. Medela’s Pump In Style Advanced has won previous awards and incorporates Medela’s 2-Phase Expression® technology to mimic the natural sucking patterns of a breastfeeding baby. Medela’s PNSA was selected based on a poll among readers, Facebook fans and Parents.com community users. View the 2013 winners at http://www.parents.com/baby/gear/gear-of-the-year/#page=17.
Best Social Networking
In recognition of Medela’s efforts to encourage breastfeeding and facilitate an online community of support, Medela was awarded the eHealthcare Leadership Platinum Award for Best Social Networking. Medela serves as a resource for countless mothers inquiring about breastfeeding and provides moms with a social community for sharing tips and experiences along the breastfeeding journey. Winners of the 2013 eHealthcare Leadership Awards were selected from more than 1,100 entries. Medela was the only medical equipment manufacturer recognized for this award. Visit http://www.strategichealthcare.com/awards/winners.php to learn more.
Best of Baby: Breastpumps and Breastfeeding Accessories
TheBump.com recognizes the best in breastfeeding accessories each year to help mothers and moms-to-be navigate a potentially overwhelming number of products. In 2013, Medela won their Best of Baby Award for five products that help moms successfully breastfeed through a variety of stages:
- Pump In Style Advanced: Medela’s most popular pump, which also won the American Baby Best Award for best breastpump.
- Easy Expression Bustier: Makes hands-free pumping possible for busy moms.
- Quick Clean Wipes: For cleaning pump parts anywhere.
- Freestyle Pump: Medela’s portable, lightweight, hands-free, double-electric pump.
- Sleep Bra: Makes night nursing convenient.
The Best of Baby Award winners can be viewed at http://pregnant.thebump.com/baby-products/the-bump-best-of-baby-awards.aspx.
Medela provides the most technologically advanced, superior-quality breastpumps and breastfeeding accessories to nursing mothers around the world. A longtime champion of breastfeeding and a Healthy People 2020 Consortium member, Medela is the only company to develop products based on research by the world's leading lactation experts. As a result, Medela's breastpumps are the number one choice of healthcare professionals and healthcare facilities worldwide, including more than 80 percent of U.S. hospitals.
Medela has developed an extensive line of products to meet the diverse needs of nursing mothers. These products include hospital-grade, double- and single-electric and manual breastpumps; breastfeeding accessories such as pump cleaning products, breast care products and specialty feeding devices; and maternity and nursing intimate apparel.
Founded in 1961 by Olle Larsson in Zug, Switzerland, Medela continues to grow under the ownership of the Larsson family. Medela serves customers through a worldwide network of distribution partners in more than 90 countries and its 15 subsidiaries in the United States, Switzerland, Australia, Canada, Germany, Sweden, France, Benelux (Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg), Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom, Poland, China and Spain. The company entered the United States more than 30 years ago; its U.S. headquarters are located in McHenry, Illinois.
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